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The answer to how we end racism in America

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posted on Dec, 5 2015 @ 12:39 AM
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originally posted by: ErrorErrorError

originally posted by: Mandroid7
ugh, I was going to get on here an argue, but I agree.

My dog barked at a AA guy the other day. Is he a racist? Or is he an animal? Does the dog know the plight with slavery the guys family may have had, or is the dog being alert to people who differ from his norm?

There is a reason animals are wired to stay around their own type, it is a survival instinct required for life,
and it won't be "cured" by politics, media or guilt.


You are comparing animal behavior with human ? Wow.


Where do you think people and behaviors came from? Jeebus?

This is a well known survival trait passed down FOR survival.

It stops a cat from taking a cat-nap in an alligators mouth for instance.

It's not some new concept.
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posted on Dec, 5 2015 @ 01:14 AM
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originally posted by: NateTheAnimator

Racism is a learned behavior


True, but is it necessarily a taught behavior?

I try to set a good example for my children by being kind to everyone I encounter regardless of what they look like, but that doesn't stop them from hating the black kids they go to school with.

I scold them and have even gone as far as punishing them for making racist comments, but that does nothing to change their racist views.

What is a parent to do?



posted on Dec, 5 2015 @ 01:39 AM
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a reply to: Bone75

No, there are many ways in which we learn behaviors, learning behaviors from an authority figure (e.g you the parent)
is only one of many facets of learning new information.

It seems like in your particular case your child is learning through observation and emulation of those behaviors from peers.

I can't tell you what to do with your child but whatever you do just allow the child to come to their own conclusions.

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posted on Dec, 5 2015 @ 06:52 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog
Isn't that the premise behind The Hunger Games?



posted on Dec, 5 2015 @ 07:00 AM
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a reply to: scorpio84

I was going to start a Thread but after seeing yours I'll just write it in here:

'We need to stop making it a Black OR White thing and make it a Black AND White thing.'

We gotta do the right thing.



posted on Dec, 5 2015 @ 07:03 AM
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If you take race out of the equation people will just treat it like a variable and replace it with something else to feel oppressed by.

In the movie "Caddy Shack", after revealing he didn't keep track of his score, the Chevy Chase character was asked how he compared himself to other golfers. He replied, "By height."



posted on Dec, 5 2015 @ 07:25 AM
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originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: Gothmog
Isn't that the premise behind The Hunger Games?


Never read the books are watched the movies , so I will take your word for it...



posted on Dec, 5 2015 @ 07:31 AM
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originally posted by: Bone75

originally posted by: NateTheAnimator

Racism is a learned behavior


True, but is it necessarily a taught behavior?

I try to set a good example for my children by being kind to everyone I encounter regardless of what they look like, but that doesn't stop them from hating the black kids they go to school with.

I scold them and have even gone as far as punishing them for making racist comments, but that does nothing to change their racist views.

What is a parent to do?


Nope, it's not generally taught in modern 1st world society. Maybe here and there you have some people teaching it but most racism is learned from queues in society. Most people don't know they are racist. Even if you pointed it out to them, they wouldn't recognize it.

Society and the world around us teaches us racism a little bit at a time. From the way we are segregated in a lot of areas, to what we see on TV and the paper, to what we learn (or rather, don't learn, in school).

Right now, the biggest problem is the blacks that speak out against racial injustice but they don't allow whites to join in. In order for racism to start being taken seriously, white people need to start taking it seriously (and be allowed to do so). Many white people are afraid to speak the truth about racism because they don't want a non-white jumping down their throat. It's demoralizing to be called a racist, even if you're trying to do the right thing.



posted on Dec, 5 2015 @ 08:11 AM
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a reply to: OhOkYeah




Many white people are afraid to speak the truth about racism because they don't want a non-white jumping down their throat.


That is a racist assumption.



posted on Dec, 5 2015 @ 08:32 AM
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originally posted by: scorpio84
a reply to: OhOkYeah




Many white people are afraid to speak the truth about racism because they don't want a non-white jumping down their throat.


That is a racist assumption.


Um, no it's not. It's just the way society is right now.



posted on Dec, 5 2015 @ 08:37 AM
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a reply to: Mandroid7


My dog barked at a AA guy the other day. Is he a racist?


Yes he is. Dogs don't like who their owners don't like. Sorry. Ask Cesar Milan.



posted on Dec, 5 2015 @ 08:41 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Right.

You: Where's my sandwich?
Me: What sandwich?
You: The one I brought for lunch, I put it in the fridge, top shelf
Me: Oh, that other person ate it
You: What?? That was a corn beef on rye!! Who the H-E double hockey sticks ate it?
Me: The other guy, the new guy
You: Which new guy?? We hired 10 of them this month
Me: Didn't catch his name, sorry
You: Well? What did he look like?
Me: I dunno, short. um, shorter...ugh...vertically challenged
You: Damn it! That doesn't help me very much. (thinking...)
You: what color was his eyes? Can you sketch me a picture?
Me: No, and I didn't get a good look. Sorry. I
You: son of a bit...
Me: Hey I have an idea
You: What? Damn I'm hungry
Me: Look...ok ready? First word
You: (looking puzzled)
You: Ah..."map"
Me: great! second word...



posted on Dec, 5 2015 @ 10:38 AM
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posted on Dec, 5 2015 @ 10:43 AM
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The more that all the minorities (whether you consider that race, religion or country of origin or sexual orientation) are integrated and work or live together, the less racism.

Take Las Vegas for example. Heavily integrated. Very little racism compared to other places.
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posted on Dec, 5 2015 @ 11:05 AM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: Mandroid7


My dog barked at a AA guy the other day. Is he a racist?


Yes he is. Dogs don't like who their owners don't like. Sorry. Ask Cesar Milan.





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